Dr. Alan Hao Yang is Executive Director of Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF). He also serves as Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (IIR) and Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. CSEAS is the Secretariat of the Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) since 2018. He teaches at the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies (GIEAS) on Southeast Asia regionalism and Sino-Southeast Asian relations. Dr. Yang engages in track II diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific, and he was the Executive Secretary and Executive Director of the Secretariat of Taiwan Participatory Group to the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP Taiwan) between 2010 to 2018.
His research interests cover ASEAN regionalism, disaster governance, border politics and resistance politics in Southeast Asia. Dr. Yang has published more than 80 journal articles on China-ASEAN relations, international relations of Southeast Asia, security governance and disaster preparedness as well as international political economy in the Asia-Pacific in international referred journals such as Pacific Affairs, Pacific Review, Issues & Studies, Journal of Asian Public Policy, Journal of Human Values, China Brief, and his latest co-edited book China’s Footprint in Southeast Asia will be published by the National University of Singapore Press.